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New Zealand Society of Artists in Glass - Conference Oct. 2014

posted: July 31, 2014

New Zealand Society of Artists in Glass - Conference Oct. 2014

For full Conference info and schedule download attached PDF

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REGISTER NOW - September 26th for your early bird discount

Glass Gathering 2014 - free event

posted: July 14, 2014

Glass Gathering 2014 - free event
Hosted at Sheridan College’s Glass Studio on the Trafalgar Campus in Oakville (Ontario), this free event brings together students, alumni, and glass enthusiasts for a full day of activities. Guests are treated to an exciting day of demonstrations, mini-talks and the opportunity to participate in the Glass Olympics; team competitions juried by a panel of judges. There will also be a silent auction for artwork donated by Canadian glass artists, and a showcase displaying work by current Sheridan glass students. And most importantly, its a great opportunity to network with fellow glass makers from across the community and catch up with your friends.
Glass Gathering 2014 is organized by Megan Smith, Sylvie Jensen, Gabby Wilson & Loni Kimber - with the help of many dedicated volunteers from the Ontario glass community. Thank you to Koen Vanderstukken and Jason Cornish for generously donate their time, plus materials and resources of the Sheridan College Glass Studio - which contribute enormously to our ability to host this event for free. The Sheridan Alumni Association generously host a delicious catered lunch for the guests of the event. The work and items featured at our Silent Auction are generously donated by glass artists from across the Canadian glass community, and proceeds support future events hosted by Glass Gathering & also to support the Glass Art Association of Canada.
When: Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Option to continue at the Marquee Campus Pub until 11p.m
Where: Sheridan College Glass Studio, AA Wing
   1430 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, Ontario, L6H 2L1

What: Glass demonstrations, the Glass Olympics, mini-talks, a silent auction of Canadian glass art, and a showcase displaying student work

For more information about the event, please visit or contact Sylvie at 1-877-321-6949.
If you'd like to have fun and meet some awesome people at the Glass Gathering, contact Alex Anagnostou to volunteer for an hour or two at or cell phone:  416 668 4411

SOFA Chicago

posted: July 14, 2014

SOFA Chicago

November 7–9 2014

SOFA CHICAGO, the world-renowned art fair dedicated to Sculpture, Objects, Functional Art & Design returns to Navy Pier’s Festival Hall November 7–9, with an Opening Night Preview on November 6. Celebrating its 21st year, SOFA CHICAGO is the longest continuously running, gallery-presented art fair in the city of Chicago, and one of the most successful in the country. Last year’s fair attracted 34,000 attendees from around the globe.

SOFA CHICAGO 2014 has once again attracted a roster of some of the world’s finest galleries, who will feature works by emerging and established artists and designers in glass, ceramics, textiles, wood, and metal. In all, more than 70 galleries will be featured, including Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art (Washington), Ann Nathan Gallery (Illinois), Beaver Galleries (Australia), Craft Scotland (Scotland), David Richard Gallery (New Mexico), Duane Reed Gallery (Missouri), flow gallery (United Kingdom), Gallery FW (Illinois), Habatat Galleries (Michigan), Heller Gallery (New York), Ippodo Gallery (Japan and New York), Officine Saffi (Italy), TAI Modern (New Mexico), Traver Gallery (Washington), and Wexler Gallery (Pennsylvania).

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Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery Curator Steps Down

posted: June 27, 2014

Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery Curator Steps Down

Bill Poole, Executive Director of the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, announced today that Gallery Curator Christian Bernard Singer will leave his position later this year after five years of outstanding artistic leadership. He has made a personal decision to make his home in Montreal with his spouse. Singer will continue his employment until the end of November 2014 as the Gallery conducts a search for a new curator.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Christian for the strong artistic direction he has provided the Gallery,” says Jan d’Ailly, Chair of the Board of Directors, “Over the past five years, artists in his shows have addressed contemporary issues related to technology and globalization, landscape and ecology, mythology and mortality. He has conceptualized and ‘brought to life’ exhibitions that are powerful, visually arresting and beautiful.”

Poole noted that Singer has worked directly with contemporary artists to create meaningful shows and leaves a legacy of memorable exhibitions. Special mention should be made of the spring 2011 exhibition, Julie Oakes: Swounds, a show that made optimal use of the Gallery’s cathedral-like interior by suspending more than 120 glass birds from the ceiling. The recent and ambitious exhibition, WAR: Light Within/After the Darkness, featured seven contemporary art projects that directly responded to the Holocaust and to other atrocities during the Second World War.

Commenting on the news of Singer’s departure, Ann Roberts, a celebrated artist and a driving force in establishing the Gallery, said, “He has been remarkably effective at reaching out to a wide range of artists and coordinating new and unknown artists with established ones. He has an amazing ability to stage the artworks within the Gallery spaces and to make meaningful connections between the diverse artists and their works. I shall miss him but I understand his wish to be with his partner in Montreal.”
The staff and board of directors of the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery would like to formally thank Christian for his creative vision over the past five years and wish him well as he establishes his professional life in Montreal.

Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery

25 Caroline Street North

Waterloo ON N2L 2Y5

In Memory of Jean Johnson, CM

posted: June 10, 2014

In Memory of Jean Johnson, CM

It is with sadness that we share this news. An important member of Canada’s craft family, Jean Johnson, CM, passed away on May 27th, 2014.

Born in Toronto on January 31, 1924, Jean Johnson was a leading advocate and guiding light for Canadian fine craft. Her professional and volunteer career spanned 65 years.


To read the full announcement with great images - LINK

Sheridan College Launches Bachelor of Craft and Design Program

posted: March 19, 2014

Sheridan College Launches Bachelor of Craft and Design Program

Creating the Future

Innovation in craft, design and art practice is changing the way we live and work in a global society. As makers and designers we use materials and ideas to transform environmental and human potential. Sheridan’s Bachelor of Craft and Design is unlike any program of its kind. Our ground-breaking curriculum, which offers industrial design alongside the classic studios of ceramics, furniture, glass and textiles, encourages you to integrate design thinking and hands-on experience.

You start the degree in your concentration of choice, with grounding in all studios. As you gain a greater understanding of your interests, you have the option to take electives in the other studios to create a personalized, interdisciplinary program.

Studio Tours Available - Thursday 4:30 - 6:30 - March 27, April 10 and May 8.

Sheridan Craft and Design Program
1430 Trafalgar Road
Oakville, Ontario Canada
L6H 2L1


Pilchuck Course Calendar 2014

posted: December 13, 2013

Pilchuck Course Calendar 2014

Please See Attached PDF for a Sneak Peak at Pilchuck's Pilchuck Course Calendar 2014

OCC Members, CraftSource 2014 is ready for download!

posted: December 12, 2013

Click here to download
CraftSource 2014

(5.5 MB pdf)

*For best results, please save a copy to your computer

Forty years ago the Ontario Crafts Council, or in this case one of our founding organizations, the Ontario Crafts Federation, began producing the Annual Craft Shows in Ontario publication. Over the years it became to be recognized as the most trusted, reliable, and accurate craft show guide on the market. Then, in 2006, we combined the Annual Crafts Shows in Ontario book with our Craft Resource Guide to bring the crafts community an exceptionally valuable publication under the new name of CraftSource.

CraftSource is the most trusted, reliable, and accurate craft show and resource guide on the market. Show and tour organizers, suppliers and craftspeople can advertise and access information in one exceptionally valuable guide. The Annual Craft Shows section increases the diversity and quality of work at your event, as it markets your event to emerging artists, craftspeople and craft enthusiasts. At the same time, the Craft Resource Guide is continually referred to by craftspeople working in all media as a source for materials, supplies, classes, publications and marketing. CraftSource is sent electronically directly to OCC members as a benefit and is available as a FREE publication as a downloadable PDF file to an unlimited readership on the OCC website’s homepage.

NEW* - In 2014 we have introduced a section of Studio Tour Listings!

Questions? Please contact Christine at or 416-925-4222 ext. 221

Laura Donefer is Gearing up for GAS 2016 - be a part of the Glass Fashion Show of the Century

posted: November 28, 2013

Laura Donefer is Gearing up for GAS 2016 - be a part of the Glass Fashion Show of the Century

Contact Laura at to join the fun.